[ heer-oh-ahyz ]

verb (used with object),he·ro·ized, he·ro·iz·ing.
  1. to make a hero of: a war film that heroizes the warrior.

Origin of heroize

First recorded in 1730–40; hero + -ize
  • Also heroicize; especially British, he·ro·ise .

Other words from heroize

  • he·ro·iz·a·tion, noun

Words Nearby heroize

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How to use heroize in a sentence

  • To "heroize" a boy in class every time he does a meritorious act will very likely spoil him.

    Principles of Teaching | Adam S. Bennion
  • An attempt was made to heroize him, but he withdrew to the seclusion of his room and would see no one.

    Ann Arbor Tales | Karl Edwin Harriman